Apple’s Phil Schiller: New iPod touch too thin for ambient light sensor

“Yesterday we emphasized the lack of an ambient light sensor in the 5th generation iPod touch after initially highlighting the omission in our iPod touch 5th gen review,” Jeff Benjamin reports for iDownload Blog.

“Now a reader claims to have emailed Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, and received a response explaining the drop of the sensor,” Benjamin reports. “The reason for the omission? It’s just too thin.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Carl H.” for the heads up.]


  1. Good enough reason for me. Same with the purple whatever from the camera on i5. I can definetly live with a little flare on rare ocasions than get anything other than the perfection of the i5 form factor

  2. Uh, oh. This would never have happened if Steve Jobs were alive. This points to the general decline of Apple and Tim Cook’s lack of concern over product specs. Time for another Apple stock downgrade. I’m sure millions of iPod Touch users are up in arms for spending $299 and getting less functionality than last year’s model Touch.


  3. Enough with trying to be the thinnest. After a certain “thinness” it doesn’t matter anymore.

    Give me an iPod or iPhone 2mm thick so it can hold a bugger battery.

    If fact, if its too thin, it starts to become harder to hold.

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